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Twelve Mormon Homes, page 124

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Title Twelve Mormon Homes : Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona.
Creator Kane, Elizabeth Wood (1836-1909)
Subject Mormons; Polygamy; Mormon families
Subject Local Utah--Description and travel--19th century; Kane, Thomas Leiper (1822-1883)--Relations with Mormons; Kane, Thomas Leiper (1822-1883)--Correspondence
Description General Thomas L. Kane, friend to Brigham Young, was well known as a mediator between the Mormons and the federal government. He and his wife, Elizabeth, visited Utah in 1872-73. This publication is a collection of letters Elizabeth wrote to her father during the trip. The letters provide interesting descriptions of Mormon social customs, Mormon-Indian relationships, and insightful observations of the practice of polygamy among the Mormons.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Cooley, Everett L.
Date 1974
Type Text
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Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 4; IsVersionOf Twelve Mormon homes, published in 1874 in Philadelphia.
Coverage 1872
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 17 cm x 23.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
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Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 826 .K1 1974
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah) to St. George (Utah).
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Topic Mormons; Mormon families; Polygamy; Utah
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 328926
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2

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Title Twelve Mormon Homes, page 124
Description carriage ahead of us stopped and the driver came back to us. "Brother Young says, `Please watch yon crack, Mrs. T.' " I lean out. There is nothing, surely, there. The sloping plain seems to have a fold or wrinkle in it, so that its outline against the sky is broken, by a "fault," as our coal-miners would say- and resumes its slope, about fifteen feet lower. For politeness' sake, however, I watch the "fault." As we ap- proach, altering our course, I see that it is a crack in the earth, and that the road runs towards it. A few minutes more, and we are winding down a narrow road painfully excavated along the side of what I now see to be a chasm, sheer down which I can look hundreds of feet-and I much prefer not looking! But T. insists, and the children laugh at my cowardice, and I gaze in fascinated terror. We are so close to the edge that every now and then a stone our wheel has dislodged goes bounding down the precipice, hardly touching the steep side once before it strikes the frozen ice of the tiny stream below. We wind in and out of the corners of the great chasm, making short half-turns, President Young's coup6 taking the lead. He stops when he has rounded each; and we see him looking out opposite us, almost within hand-shaking distance, it seems, until our more unwieldly car- riage has safely turned the angle; and then as we pursue our way we see the remaining vehicles crawling along the curves we have just run. I am so glad to notice that one of the Mormon women is as great a coward as I am! She is burying her face in her hands, and her husband is rallying her as mine rallied me three minutes ago at the same spot. We are descending rapidly. I find I like rounding the outer I24
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Source Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328900